We’re reimagining how the world invests in real estate by building a consumer-facing investment brand for the largest global asset class.
Our mission is to fundamentally reshape the real estate ownership landscape by enabling the millions of investors who cannot afford to invest in the cities where they live, work or visit to own a piece of those cities in a completely frictionless way.
We think it’s unfair that only wealthy individuals and big institutions can invest in fast-growing cities in a meaningful way. At Compound, we’re changing all of that. We’re building the new American dream — a future in which absolutely everybody can own a piece of the cities they love.
That’s why we created Cityfunds which:
These are your cities, too. Own a piece of the cities you love.
As stewards of your investments, our goal is to generate outstanding results while applying the highest standards of integrity and discipline to protect your investment. We’re reimagining the $2.7 trillion real estate investment industry for the next generation of investors.
Chief Executive Officer
Janine has over two decades of real estate investment experience. She was previously head of real estate development for Andre Balazs’ Standard Hotels, and before that was a Portfolio Manager at real estate private equity firm NorthStar Capital where she worked on hundreds of investments from origination to exit, five of which culminated in IPOs, including 4 publicly-listed REITs. Over the course of her career, she has managed over $2 billion in structured real estate investments ranging from CDOs and mezzanine loans to coliving and short-term rental strategies. She graduated from Yale University.
Chief Investment Officer
Jesse oversees real estate investment, operations, and new products for Compound. Previously, Jesse was a founding member and Chief Operating Officer of ETRE Financial, a real estate information technology company where he developed a trading platform specifically designed for real estate securities and partnered with Nasdaq on a series of REIT Indexes. He has a background in real estate investment banking and equities trading. Jesse is a graduate of Cornell University and also holds a Masters Degree in real estate investment from New York University. He is the founder and co-owner of the New York Empire, a professional ultimate frisbee team.
Chief Financial Officer
Josh recently completed two terms as Treasurer of the State of Ohio. In this capacity he oversaw the state's $22B+ investment portfolio, $11B+ debt portfolio, $232B+ domestic and international custody portfolio, and annual cash movements exceeding $66B. As Treasurer of Ohio, Josh leveraged his understanding and embrace of technology to launch OhioCheckbook.com, a first-of-its-kind transparency website, posting online over $690 billion of state expenditures. As a result of his innovation in this area, Josh earned Ohio the #1 ranking in America for government transparency. Josh holds a Bachelor Degree from The Ohio State University and a Law Degree from Case Western Reserve University. He is also a Marine Corps veteran who served two tours in Anbar Province, Iraq.
Senior Vice President, Institutional Sales
Ryan oversees all institutional investor relations and strategic distribution relationships for Compound. Previously, he served as a VP of investor relations for Boston-based emerging manager Bireme Capital and as VP of Institutional Sales for Wellesley Asset Management, which managed over $2.5 billion in assets. He also has experience as a placement agent for real estate funds. Ryan began his career at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor and has advised numerous fintech startups. He attended Northeastern University, where he played varsity hockey. He holds FINRA licenses Series 7 and 63.
Head of Product
TJ leads all growth initiatives for Compound including real estate transactions, real estate data and technical analysis, quantitative marketing analytics, and internal optimization of organizational processes. He has led business development efforts and advised several venture-capital backed real estate startups and has deep connections in the residential real estate development world. He speaks Japanese, is a licensed real estate broker in both New York and Florida, an avid collector of contemporary art, and a cryptocurrency enthusiast. He graduated from Bates College.
Head of Asset Management
Manish leads all asset and property management at Compound. He is principal/co-founder of Two Kings Real Estate where he has managed portfolios of real estate assets including controlling equity, preferred equity, mezzanine and senior debt investments acquired via private equity and corporate funds. His prior experience includes executing a turnaround of a publicly traded company with significant real estate assets, and managing over $1 billion in equity and debt transactions at Bear Stearns and Morgan Stanley. Manish graduated with honors from Harvard Law School and graduated with honors and distinction in two majors from Yale University. He serves on the Board of Advisors for Yale’s Institute for Global Affairs.
Lead Software Engineer
Dominik is Compound’s lead software engineer. Having deep experience with both mobile and web applications, he has previously worked in a technology role for companies across multiple industries. He studied Computer Science at the University of Zagreb and Zagreb’s University of Applied Sciences. He’s been coding since he was 8 years old, and when he isn’t working he’s likely dreaming about technology development.
Kostas oversees business development operations including shareholder management and investor relations. He is an experienced business development executive in the real estate and hospitality industries, and has worked with our team since day one. He is based in Europe, and has deep connections throughout the European real estate and hospitality industries.
We’re a venture capital-backed asset management firm that
creates residential real estate funds called Cityfunds.
At Compound, diversity is not an "initiative." It is fundamentally who we are. Achieving meaningful diversity means more than just finessing outward appearances or gaming measurable statistics; it's about bringing together people with a mix of unique experiences and opinions who might never otherwise meet — and encouraging the special alchemy that happens when they do.
When we add to our team, we look for talent in unconventional places and revisit exclusionary norms. We have a special fondness for veterans who have served our country. We also make an extra effort to seek out and work with other companies who do more than pay lip service to diversity. We know that better results come from thinking differently and being thoughtfully inclusive even if that means going against the grain.